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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Red and White Flowers


This simple flower was quite stunning when I first saw them lining as the edges around a small round garden. I have this type of flowers in my front garden, and they come back every year.


I am not sure what these flowers are called, but they are very common in the summer. They were planted in front of a pre-school building, and I just love the colors combination.


Update--Amanda at 32 North has identified these flowers as Dianthus, a relative of carnation! Thank you~





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19 comments:

  1. Beautiful...I did not know they come back every year.

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  2. Lovely photos Mumsy. They are beautiful, and I bet they make you smile every time you see them. Kathy

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  3. Hi Mumsy,

    Those are dianthus, a relative of the carnation. Sometimes in literature and poems they're simply know as "pinks". I like them too - some have a strong cinnamon fragrance that's unusual in the garden.

    Amanda

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  4. I have had some of these flowers and simply love them. I cannot tell you the name now. They do come back every year and so easy to keep. However, mine all died through the bad winter and I did not get anymore. It is a lot of work and time taking care of your plants as you should.

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  5. Those are truly beautiful!

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  6. Well Mumsy I do not know what they are but they are lovely. The way the color gets gradually darker towards the heart of the flower is so pretty. Nice shots.

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  7. Those are so pretty- they remind me of peppermint candies!

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  8. How gorgeous. I've heard of dianthus' but had never seen them before. So fun to get to enjoy them for Rednesday. ♥ Thank you.

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  9. Those are just absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. Isn't that nice, how someone can identify our flowers for us? They are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. In spanish they are called "clavellinas" sort of "small carnations", I love them too, they look very happy....

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  12. Yep, definitely dianthus. I've heard they are called pinks because it looks like you took a pinking shear to them. These are some gorgeous examples!

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  13. At first glance I thought the photo was gradient, but it's natural! Very sexy! ;-)

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  14. Such beautiful red and white flowers!!

    Debbie

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  15. Yes, they are Dianthus! Gorgeous! Could you please write yourself a note to send me some seeds when they're ready? I would just love those in my garden!

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  16. These are called dianthus, but they are also called "Sweet William"! I have several of them planted in honor of my Dad, who was a William. I especially like that these plants can be bought so cheaply as annuals, but they always come back every year!
    This is my first White Wednesday, so it's very nice to meet you!
    Happy WW!
    Carol

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  17. Mumsy - the patterns and colors of those flowers are lovely!

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